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FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am EDT
prepared john mccain four years and ago and also worked with mitt romney. brett welcome to the show. it's to have you here. [ applause ] what would you say mitt romney has to do more than anything else in order to go into that debate and come out the winner? >> at the top of the list has to be governor romney has to tie the poor economic conditions we find ourselves in right now to the failure of the president's policies. he has to be able to litigate and make the case that the policies the president has put forward have caused the economy to continue to go down. folks believe the economy is bad right now but what they don't actually believe is it is the president's fault. he has to make that case in the debate with the president standing on the stage with him that the president is the one to blame for the economy we've got right now. >> there is something going on. if he acts too much on the attack, it will look like he is showing disrespect to the president but if he doesn't, then he looks defer yen shl. coach me, tell me how to walk on that stage -- deferential. coach me without
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
it this year's primaries. how important is it that mitt romney gets under the skin of barack obama barack obama get under the skin of mitt romney and it will show to the audience? >> audiences reported they take as much as 65% of the meaning from how something is said over what is said. so body language and how he appears on the stage is very important. normally when a candidate gets defensive that is when they started looking bad. that happens with barack obama. it happened when he told hillary she was like have likable enough. it happened with mitt romney when he did the $10,000 bet with governor perry. it's very important that governor romney keeps making the case about the economy and keep pushing an alternative vision that the american people can see as a better path and a better way forward to improving the economic conditions. if he does that he will put the president on the defensive. if he allows the president to sort divide the audience, talk about women and myth of the war on women and talk about the middle-class and divide the country and gets on the defensive or talk a
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in colorado are fed up. >> romney paid just 14% in taxes last year on over 13 until in income. >> obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to china. >> they blow everything out of proportion, both sides. >> i push mute. >> reporter: in colorado alone 47 million dollars in five months has been spent by the obama and romney campaigns and groups supporting them. but come november, people here will be able to tell the rest of the nation just how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: he got amendment 65 on the ballot, if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. allena nunez is executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that really distorts the voice of ode people in favor of those who can write multimillion dollar checks. >> billionaire was argue they have the same rights, freedom of speech of anybody else. >> free speech protects our right to say what we want but it shouldn't give p
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 7:30am EDT
economy. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> toll pohl ticks can be funny. i'll be back with more news an hour from now. "sanjay gupta, m.d.," begins right now. >>> all right, thanks for being with us. today amazing progress on the war on cancer. there are real cures being developed but they come with staggering cost. >>> also i hope you have a strong stomach for this. you're not going to believe what we found in the filthy restaurant play areas. >>> the fcc has asked the cell phones to update their safety. first medical care. this week we're going to see the first first debate between mitt romney and president obama. health care is a key issue, one of the biggest, in fact, and it's back in the spotlight this week after romney said people without insurance can always just go to an emergency room. now, with barely a month to go before the election, i wanted to zero in on what's at stake here. since president obama's health care law was enacted, 3.1 million people under the age of 26 are now covered by th
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
: congressman, mitt romney has been campaigning for two years and only five weeks left in the campaign. forgive me but i want to look at a couple of polls here. 42% of americans now think the economy will get better in the next year. 18% think it will get worse and 32% say it will stay the same and in a "new york times" poll when asked who can handle the economy better, obama now leads romney by 6 points in ohio and 5 in florida. with five weeks left, with months, years of campaigning isn't romneyus, southbound in danger of losing the rationale for the campaign that he is the better steward of the economy? >> people focus near the end. the president has done a good job of trying to distort the record. higher take home pay for middle class. progrowth economic policies. that right there creates about 7 million jobs. in the final analysis, people are going to realize all the president is offering is more of the same but with another round of stimulus and higher tax returns rates on job creators. we are offering specific reforms. strengthen social security. grow jobs. have an energy policy
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
especially after the last four years of intense partisanship from this white house. and mitt romney is the only candidate in this race who has a record of showing he knows as an executive how to forge bipartisan compromise. as the governor of massachusetts, over 85% of his legislature was democrat, he made things happen. he will make things happen as president of the united states and will forge the right type of compromise to get this done and that's the way it's going to work. >> do you think this governor romney should be in a situation where he's actually prepared to deal with revenue, to raise revenue, to go against his party if it's part of a package that achieves compromise and the kind of reforms that are necessary, along the lines of simpson-bowles which you mentioned? >> what we did in new jersey is first you've got to convince people that you've done everything you need to do on the spending side before you start asking people for more money. the fact is, no one believes when you're adding $1.5 trillion in debt every year in the four years of this presidency that we've done
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
president two years, and five weeks before the election, mitt romney's -- they decide, time, they'll do a story on the mormon identity. not about tax reform, not the economy, not about foreign policy, the mormon identity. and, i want to also point out, i think -- i was struck by it this week, this is wednesday's "washington post." might have wife points it out to me. the story in the top is, obama issues a challenge. fair enough, the president spoke to the u.n. and that is a big news story and the lead story: ohio, florida, give obama an edge. here's the sidebar story, for obama the buckeye state, ma a bull's-eye. my wife turned to me and said, well, i guess the race is over according to the "washington post," am i overreacting and more importantly, is my wife overreacting to this. >> reportingness of polls, there has been a lot of discussion in particular about the polling and whether the polling is oversampling democrats and all of that. and, you know, to some extent, political reporters report on polls and that drives the their t.v. i would say that to some extent, the biggest proble
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
what four more years of obama policy would look like and lay out romney alternative. and i think he needs to go right at obama. my main advice would be ignore the moderator. sort of like juan does with you. when one argues with me and ignores all your questions around all that. he has to take do not get -- do not answer jim lehrer. go after president obama and speak to him in the second person and say you have failed unfortunately and here is what we can do differently and make it a sharp contrast. >> chris: interestingly enough, liz, when i talked to congressman ryan about the fact that romney needs a clear victory because of the state of the polls he pushed back against that. does he need a clear victory? >> he does. i think there is universal consensus that he has to do something to shake up the trajectory of the race and a safe performance probably isn't going to be enough at this point. having said that i think it might not be that hard for romney to get a win in the first debate. challengers get the win. >> chris: just by the fact that they are on the same stage as the preside
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
knew i was for but i'm not sure. if that happened and that would be enough for mitt romney. >> eric: what should we look for? should we watch for iconic line, are you better off than four years ago? >> i think from romney's point of view, he has to do a couple of things. he has to make the case as to why obama's record is wrong which won't be news. he has to address the concern that a lot of people have and 47% video didn't help that he would favor the rich over the middle-class. he has to explain why his economic plan would actually help the middle-class is the best plan for the middle-class. it's not just about protecting romney's rich friends. farce is the president is concerned, if its wash, that is fine. he doesn't need to score an knockout blow. if it's a tie he comes out ahead. i think he'll go after romney and make that same pointed that romney's plans is protecting the rich. and also, this is key since the democratic convention, they seem to have gotten people to feel more optimistic about the economy. polls indicate that people are not as pessimistic about the economy he h
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
rehearsal for five years. i suspect that governor romney is going to come well prepared to put the president obama on edge. what will the president have to do early on is jump-start and make sure that governor romney never gets the ball back. >> other things working in governor romney's favor, challengers always do well in first debate. >> he really is prepared and he does speak in sound bites and he's very good at this. he'll do well. the key to a debate, if you want to see how it moves the american people is to turn off the sound, watch the mannerisms, it's not what they say, there may be a zinger and that could change things, it's not what they say but their mannerisms. the president has to avoid being irritable. governor romney will try to put him off-balance. he has to relax, he has to show a little sense of humor, show why he's likable. that's all nonverbal clues. >> maggie, doesn't mitt romney also in this debate, he needs to have a moment that dominates news coverage in the days coming out. >> yes, absolutely. to governor dean's point, i agree. there's a concern for the pre
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
years. mitt romney, he has still got a little white space on his canvass, he can still show us who he is and where he would lead us. >> reporter: the president spends the first part of the week in the battleground state of nevada where he'll be practicing with john kerry, and president obama will be practicing with rob port man who is playing president balm. >>> president obama and milt romney face to face as american voters weigh the choices. the first presidential debate starting wednesday night october 3. watch it live right here at 7:00 eastern time on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> police in winter springs florida are investigating a deadly shooting this morning outside a veteran of foreign wars lodge. our affiliate says a group of bikers was getting ready for a charity motorcycle ride when a group of armed suspects showed up and opened fire. two people were killed and one injured. >>> what happened to two tennessee children before fire destroyed their house? that's what police are trying to figure out this hour. their home burned down a week ago, but still no trace of 7-year-old gau
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
there was for the romney ryan campaign this year. >> final thought. >> i think chrystia, that they got spooked. sometimes i feel like the romney campaign is trying to win the press over. >> don't listen to the geniuses in the medial room. chrysa freeland, ramesh ponnuru and ana marie cox sfwhie is he hard. >> he's an eloquent man with perfect speech. >> live to tame from new york, my sitdown with darld hammond. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. heaven on your palate." in other heavenly news, all our yoplait light flavors are now 90 calories each. and cue the angels. what? ok. we don't have angels. yoplait. it is so good. not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ to start her own interior design b
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
over $3 million a year, would get over a quarter million tax cut if governor romney's plan was enacted. $2 trillion in defense spending that our pentagon and military leadership say we don't know. another trillion dollars to extend all of the bush tax cuts. that's $8 trillion. the notion that somehow by wealthy they're, the middle class is going to be held harmless. the middle class has to understand, if romney wins this presidential election, they'll be paying the bill not to reduce the deficit, not to reduce jobs, to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy. >> the idea of the president is not going to tell the truth, has become the theme inside the romney camp. here's what governor romney said. >> you learned and studied all this about president obama as a debater, what are you looking? >> i think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate. you know, i would be tempted to go back to that wonderful line by ronald reagan, there you go again. >> he's admitted that your campaign has gone overboard at times with the rhetoric, are you worried that president obama is going to have a r
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
year, before he was the official nominee, you criticized mitt romney. you talked about his shortcomings, a failure to connect with people as a candidate. that criticism has not gone away. and then you had his secretly recorded speech at a fundraiser where he talked about the 47% believing that they were victims much. the obama campaign made an ad that puts some pictures to those words. i want to play a portion of it and get you to respond. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i co
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
lead. mitt romney will not spend the next four years blaming other people. he will take responsibility. we will not try to replace our founding principles. we will reapply our founding principles. [applause] we can do this. we need your help. we can get this done. thank you so much. appreciate it, everybody. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ [runaway train - ac/dc] ♪ [runaway train- ac/dc] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ther ♪ ♪ ♪ [still the same - bob seger] >> see the first of the presidential debates wednesday night live on c-span and cspan radio as c-span.org. next, your calls and comments "washington journal on." then "newsmakers." after that, the former u.s. ambassador to pakistan on relationships between the two countries. >> to is the first thing in our article is getting medicare costs under control. that is the number-one priority. that is the most untouchable thing. that is going to cause more trouble than any other problem you've got in the united states. getting medicare costs under control is the number one thing. >> you say we should surcharge smokers and the o
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like t
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 8:30am PDT
the way he's avoided so many hard truths over the last four years. >> schieffer: governor, if mitt romney does not win, are you going to run for president in 2016? >> mitt romney's gonna win, so it's a question that-- know, i don't need to address. i hope in 2016 to be work hard for mitt romney's reelection as president of the united states. and any conversation about anything else is going to turn out not to be necessary because mitt romney is going to be elected president november 6. >> schieffer: governor, it's always fun to have you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> bob, thank you for having me this morning. it's great to be with you. >> schieffer: from chris christie we turn to former house speaker newt gingrich. i guess i should ask you, are you going to run in 2016 if mitt romney doesn't win? >> i agree, i think we're all going to be supporting romney's reelection. >> schieffer: i heard you, mr. speaker, this week on television-- i think i heard you correctly say that mitt romney is whistling past the graveyard unless he does well in these debates. is it that bad for h
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
presidential debate it? >>> his back now against the wall, romney is behind in all of our background polls. the candidate presses for a rebound. >> we do not want four more years of where we've been. i reprent a different path. >>> president obama meantime tries to seize the moment as early voting begins around the country, offering a closing argument. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and were mired in a rut. today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race. a debate preview, and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign, the architect of his 2008 run, now white house senior adviser david plouffe. finally, insights and analysis from our political roundtable. joining us, conservative activist and founder of the faith and freedom coalition ralph reed. former democratic governor of pennsylvania ed rendell. anchor of bbc's "world news america" katty kay. and our chief white house co
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 2:00am EDT
, romney may have been running for president forever, but obama has been president for almost -- you know, for 3 1/2 years. >> and it seems forever. >> only to some of us. >> we're not going get the median incomes up until income growth up. simplification has been to do be done. obama takes no interest in this. rick, when was the last time you even heard president obama talk about growth? >> let me actually switch -- let me switch to mark now. mark, what do you think of the obama tax plan? >> well, look, i don't know if obama has really a tax plan, but i don't think the problem is taxes here. i think the problem is people don't have an income. the reason they don't have an income, they don't have jobs. we have a demand problem in the economy, not a tax problem. cutting taxes, if you have no income, does not make any difference. we need to stimulate demand. how can we stimulate demand? we can do it in a variety of ways, but cutting taxes is not going to get us where we want to go. >> victoria, the message of mitt romney, and a lot of people, is if you overhaul this complex tax code an
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
the guy for four years so mitt romney has to really be the one that comes out the winner. he's got to score. >> there was a time between the famous kennedy-nixon tapes that there were no televised debates. why are they considered so vital now? >> well, the kennedy-nixon debates created so much attention in 1960. many people think that's why ted kennedy won. if you recall ford made famously the gap that -- and then certainly by 1980, ronald reagan was very behind in the polls was just able to tidal wave over jimmy carter with quips like there you go again in a sort of staged format. since 1980, they have become part of the american landscape. >> the "new york times" recently wrote about this debate prep and the president of the united states is an awesome figure merely to share the platform with him on equal terms is the gain in stature, good performance will be gauged even better. why would any president agree to participate in an event that ultimately -- the -- because it's become now a demand, president obama suddenly bailed on debates. then, you know, he would be seeming like a
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >> in pakistan, some 8,000 men marched through the streets to protest the anti-islam film that enraged muslims throughout the world. several islamic groups participated in today's peaceful protest. they said the demonstration was intended to send a message of peace. 15 people were killed during protests friday in several pakistani cities. >>> a victory of sorts for drivers in california caught by red light cameras. new state laws make it easier for drivers to fight the tickets, some as high as $500. a computer glitch sent a san jose woman five red light tickets though the license plate was a digit off from her own vehicle. >> the license plate number was one letter different. >> technology can fail, and does. >> the new california law makes it easier to fight tickets. it requires the cameras to be placed in locations for safety reasons and prohibits their use solely for revenue. how do you know? it also requires the posting of signs that say tickets are nearby and thos
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
expensive. >> romney and his running mate paul ryan propose to cap malpractice insurance, cut medicate by $810 million over the next ten years, give states more control over your head indicate funds, overall medicare, the overall? people now under than 55, when they reach retirement, they can have a voucher to purchase private insurance. >> this is to guarantee that seniors can always afford medicare coverage no exceptio. s >> romney doesn't want to take out all of the law's provisions. >> we have to make sure that people who have prekpigsing conditions are able to get insured and folks that get sick don't get dropped by their insurance company. >> douglas iken who is the president of the insurance -- >> both sides agree that the mountainous medicare needs to be capped, they just don't agree how to get there. what romney and ryan say they're going to give the money to seniors so they can shop and if they don't like the choice, they can go to another choice and that will meet the cap. >> jonathan supports the law and writes about health care for the me republi lirepublic. >> bakbaum we're
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history and he's shown himself to be a good debater through the years. >> joining me now, ann murray, a romney campaign surrogate, former communications director for governor tim pawlenty's presidential campaign. anne marie, good afternoon to you. so now governor romney at his campaign headquarters today for some debate prep. we understand that that debate prep has turned into a full-scale dress rehearsal this afternoon. tomorrow he's on the campaign trail. is he ready for wednesday night? >> i think, i think so. i think it's going to be a great opportunity for governor romney to finally have his chance on the stage. to be up against president obama and i think he'll finally get an opportunity to cut through all the negative noise and the clutter that has been on the air waves and has been targeting voters this will be his chance to cut through the noise and speak directly to voters. >> governor romney down at least in nine recent swing state polls. most regard wednesday's debate at his last
WETA
Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
women votes and all they have is i'm going take my 10-year-old hunting? that's why it can backfire. >> i do want to get back to you and request why? 3, 4 months ago a lost people would have called this election for romney. just a few weeks ago, it kind of evened up and just in the last couple of weeks, it has -- you know, not only is president obama pulling ahead, but senate candidates, a lot of people thought no chance. tammy baldwin, clair mccastle, go down the line and now they are not talking so much about the republicans winning back the senate but in some circles, i heard talk of democrats taking back the house. >> not going to take back the house. let's look. so we had the primaries at the beginning of the year. that was about a whole host of candidates fighting it out between themselves. romney was really not ahead during the summer. he was making this race tighter. that's what happens over the course of the summer. then have you conventions where both parties get to see. romney -- >> virtually no bump in the obama -- got a huge bump. >> do you think he's going to get a bum
PBS
Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
stage before. romney has the advantage of having simply debated more over the last year. so i think it's kind of an even stage there, but the situation is not comparable to reagan versus carter. the economic metrics when carter was running for re- election were extremely negative, much more negative than they are today, and just this last week, polls show that the pub has more confidence in the president's economic views and vision and program than romney. so he has lost the one advantage that he once had. secondly, there were a lot of independent, undecided voters in 1980 who had lost faith in carter and were just waiting to see if they could feel confidence in his challenger. there are so few independent voters. this is an election that's about mobilizing the bases. so going after the independent voter is not a big surprise. having said all that in the memo put out by david axelrod -- >> who is who? >> he's the campaign guru on the obama side. >> right. >> he points out that five of the last six challengers won the first debate. i think the temptation by the media is going to be t
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ like the last four years. >> s simultaneous. has it? who do they give it to? >> toudown. >> i've never seen anything like in all my years of football. >> who w would have thought that the players d fans would be cheering nfl referees? what a country. >> it is our great country, and group --tellll you, any referees who were kept out srtsightedns and theishness and greed of lackeynd there goodell, havemr. cheering for them scott walker, the unn-busting govnor of wisconsin, and paul ryan, the busting ce-presidential -- he has become a labor activist. what a great country. strong note to follow,w, charles. you canlways leave it to to find a partisanan angle to anything. it was a lousy call by guys who not know the game. that is not political to me. anyway, it is just football. of thein the middle races. who cares? [laughter] the amazing national interest this, but lurking in the backgrground is this existential footbal these head injuries. the evidence mous th
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
another four years like the last four years. in just three days, president obama and it romney will face off in their first debate. they will spend the next two days preparing for the debate. out there romney was at church massachusetts. flies tomorrow to continue is a debate prep. a controversial lottery winner is dead from an apparent drug overdose. found yesterday morning recall her story. got herself in trouble after winning the lottery because she foodtill collecting stamps. night, she stopped by house to see your kids and one was in bad she shape. shaking. gs were she is going through her purse. >> an autopsy will determine how she died. was charged with welfare kept gettinghe food stamps when she won a lottery. she pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation. a california wedding for one hollywood's biggest names. will see which movie came actress anne hathaway is now married. married adam chaumont last night in california. we are taking a look here at a of the happy couple. than 100 guests were at the wedding. -been together for years and got engaged last november. weekends
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
stakes at this week's debate. >> mitt romney has prepared more than any other candidate in history. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of stage. >> beth myers said president obama is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the obama camp likes to remind voters that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. when it comes to just how much debates matter, it depends. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. very few candidates ever win an election with a debate, but quite a few have lost an election with a debate. so it can matter. >> these match-ups can produce some memorable lines. like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> and lord benson's candidate in 1908. >> i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator,
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
republicans are going to have to spend a minimum of four or eight years. they really want lex to do a grassroots campaign. it's got to be a long-term thing. neil: charles and lori rothman, thank you. all romney has to do is remember a single line. that line after i'm so glad you called. thank you. we're not in london, are we? no. why? apparently my debit card is. what? i know. don't worry, we have cancelled your old card. great. thank you. in addition to us monitoring your accounts for unusual activity, you could also set up free account alerts. okay. [ female announcer ] at wells fargo we're working around the clock to help protect your money and financial information. here's your temporary card. welcome back. how was london? [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. neil: what a debate allows you to do is allows you to be you if you want to be you. not to nitpick what your opponent has said. it was on to ron and then what he would do differently. ron versus reagan. ronald reagan. in 1980, they did both. they dispelled notions about his challengers. in this case that r
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the romney's direction, but extending where we are for the next four years is not an attractive process. he's got to walk that tight rope by saying we are moving in the right direction. and also kind of give people a sense of the next four years that are going to be better in their arrives than the previous four have been. >> sometimes we look ahead and see that yes, what these candidates say is going to be important and pivotal what their body language has said. who can forget the gore-bush debate, and you have to wonder between these two candidates, romney and obama, who's likely to win, who's likely to be too breathy, or maybe be an easy read just by finally expressions that could potentially hurt their performance? >> first of all, debates have -- there's no subsequent record of whether debates have been significant or not. certainly in 1980, to some extent in 1992. if you have looked at the debates from 1996, they have at times and at times they haven't. what matters is not always the lines of arguments between the candidates but the general impression that they lead. and a
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
so many hard truths over the last four years. >> schieffer: governor, if mitt romney does not win, are you going to run for president in 2016? >> mitt romney's gonna win, so it's a question that-- know, i don't need to address. i hope in 2016 to be work hard for mitt romney's reelection as president of the united states. and any conversation about anything else is going to turn out not to be necessary because mitt romney is going to be elected president november 6. >> schieffer: governor, it's always fun to have you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> bob, thank you for having me this morning. it's great to be with you. >> schieffer: from chris christie we turn to former house speaker newt gingrich. i guess i should ask you, are you going to run in 2016 if mitt romney doesn't win? >> i agree, i think we're all going to be supporting romney's reelection. >> schieffer: i heard you, mr. speaker, this week on television-- i think i heard you correctly say that mitt romney is whistling past the graveyard unless he does well in these debates. is it that bad for him? >> look, it's al
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
stick with the failed policies of the last four years, or a brighter future. stagnation versus growth. dependency versus opportunity and upward mobility. that's a classic choice, a clear difference that we're offering. >> romney returns to boston for the weekend and this morning, church and debate prep and tomorrow off to denver getting ready for the face-off on wednesday night, harris. >> harris: it's interesting how they prepare, the practice sessions. do we know how governor romney's practice sessions are going? >> he spent quite a bit of time doing it, a lot of book research, just studying, a great deal with the campaign teamworking ways to phrase questions as suscinctly and the mock debates with rob portman, playing the role of president obama, researched his debate performance against john mccain and some others, and doing his level best to get under romney's skin and romney's just about what a tough debater portman is, on a number of cases, it's been portman's responsibility to try to irritate mitt romney or trip him up on the issues and he's played an important role on this an
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
it's that time of year again this wednesday president obama, mitt romney start debating this week. we want to take a look back at some of the, well, the lighter moments from presidential hopefuls. the very funny dean joins me now from new york city. hey, dean, thanks for joining us. >> good. thanks for having me. >> what did you think of that moment? did you watch it live 12 years ago? what did you think of that moment with gore? >> i have followed politics for a long time. i think that was a great moment. watching again. it's funny because you have this awkward moment. the whole audience is watching. al gore walks over like franken stein or a school yard bully, and george bush reacts like what are you doing here, buddy, and i think it's funny and it's a glimpse into the bush we get to know like, hey, what's up, how are you doing? i think it was a great human organic reaction, and that's why it creates a connection with the audience at home. what is gore doing? >> also, in 2000 george w. bush has this pretty good line and i'll read it to you. it goes, "i'm beginning to think not only
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
percent opposed, it will raise income tax on people making $250,000 a year, it will raise sales taxes. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 1:30am EDT
that's why mitt romney-- they're really worried aut the fiscal cliff. >> and living they're worried about everything. >> they've had for three years, but i do want to say going to the consumers as you mentioned-- savings have gone down dramatically. and people are living for now in the moment and said forget about the future. >> why say it if you're going to get-- on it. >> and speaking of-- >> okay, on that note. >> and you've got to have later. low down payments on mortgages got us into a housing crisis. so, why is the forbes gang saying that's exactly what we need to bring housing back? that's what they're bringing up at the top of the hour. up next, they're getting beat up. blame it on a weak economy and high fuel costs, but the real reason may have you teeing off on the government. icht. >> neil: pay more and flying less. a new government report says they're on a weak economy and forget this, domestic air fares already have 17 different government taxes and fees and making up as much as 25% of each call. and ben stein, what do you make of that? >> unfortunately, they're going t
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
discussion how the next four years would be spent in a choice for the voters between the romney obama agenda. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, thanks very much. >> president obama arriving in las vegas moments ago. we'll have a live report a bit later in the newscast. >> heather: meantime, controversy growing over the deadly attack in libya. into new calls investigation in assault that killed chris steens and three other americans. more questions are being raised over the obama administration's official version of what happened. top lawmakers are demanding answers. steve centanni is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: one is bob corker a member of the foreign relations committee saying the benghazi incident is more bizarre every day. he wrote a letter to the director of national intelligence. it says 18 days ago the administration judged it was appropriate for our consulate to be lightly guarded. what has changed in libya such a short time that our f.b.i. agents, most elite personnel cannot safely enter the city? meantime, republicans kept up the drum beat on the admi
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